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Folk fest kicks off 36th year a day early

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This article was published 7/7/2009 (4101 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

THAT music you hear coming from Birds Hill Park today isn't the Winnipeg Folk Festival doing sound checks, it is the Winnipeg Folk Festival.

For the first time in its 36-year history, the annual event has expanded to five days, beginning tonight with mainstage sets by Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Martha Wainwright and the Lovell Sisters.

Festival gates open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. All amenities, including the beer tent, food services and mainstage CD sales, will be open.

Tickets are $20 for festivalgoers who already have four-day passes and $40 for everyone else.

Music fans who are downtown at lunch today can check out a free set by Quebec folk group Mark Berube & the Patriotic Few at Old Market Square from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Birds Hill Park is about 15 minutes north of the city on Highway 59. Park admission is free.

See tomorrow's Tab for our full festival preview, and check out the paper daily for previews, reviews, picks and schedules.

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